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Joby Gorillapod Original - Black

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)
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  • Flexible joints bend and rotate in any direction to form the perfect shape
  • Locking ring means extra security for your compact camera
  • Slimline attachment stays connected to your camera for nearly instant setup
  • Ring and foot grips provide extra gripping power to most surfaces
  • Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 3 cm, weighs just 45.3 grams.
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 3 cm ; 45 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: GP1-D1EN
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The Original Gorillapod is the lightest and most versatile camera tripod available today. Featuring over two dozen flexible leg joints that bend and rotate, the Gorillapod will firmly secure your compact digital camera to virtually any surface — anywhere and everywhere!

The Gorillapod is the ideal camera accessory for photographers on the go. Throw it in your pocket or backpack and you'll be ready for your next adventure! While the Gorillapod serves all the functions of a traditional camera tripod – steadying your camera under low-light conditions, taking timed group shots, etc. – it is the only tripod malleable enough to provide you with the perfect shot while wrapped around a tree branch, hanging from a pole, or perched on a jagged rock. The possibilities are endless!

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  • 1x Gorillapod Original tripod

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167 of 169 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 6 Feb 2007
This is a great idea. A tripod with segmented legs that you can just bend into the position you want.

It has some major advantages over a normal mini tripod.

The main one for me is that it copes effortlessly with uneven surfaces that would make another tripod unstable. And you can squeeze it easily into awkward shaped places.

It will, to some extent, cling to branches and things if you wrap the legs around them. But while slightly rubbery, there isn't enough grip to hold it steady on, say, a vertical post.

There's a tiny adapter that you can screw onto your camera and leave there. Then your camera slots onto the tripod in a second. Very slick.

The gorillapod weighs almost nothing and it's tiny, so you can put it in your shirt pocket.

There aren't really any downsides,except that you should know this version is only for really small cameras like the Canon Ixus. Anything bigger will be too heavy (there are bigger gorillapods for bigger cameras).

I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the Joby 17 May 2010
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I would say firstly that this is probably not aimed at professionals but at us happy snappers who are just on a day out; if you're serious about photography you'll no doubt have a DSLR and proper tripod, so might not find much use for this.

OK here's the low-down, the compact Gorillapod is about 16cm long which means you can't wrap it round lamposts, the DSLR Gorillapod however is 26cm long so should have no problem. It has a quick release plate which you can leave attached to your camera then just clip it into the Gorillapod when you need to, there's a locking ring to stop the QR plate detaching. It's amazingly flexible, you can tilt it, twist it and bend it into all shapes and attach to many things and the feet and along each leg are silicon coated to help prevent slipping.

As it's small and lightweight it fits in my pocket whilst out. I usually go hill walking alone and I've found this to be useful when I'm out as I can set my camera up on a fencepost, rock or tree stump and be in the photo for a change. I've used it with a Lumix TZ6 and Kodak Zi6 with no problem. Some people have experienced instability because the camera mounting point is offset, the TZ6 mounting point is offset however you just need to adjust the Centre of Gravity by bending the legs to correct this, simple physics really.

Overall I think this is a useful gadget for us happy snappers and worth the money.
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125 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joby Gorillapod 2 Jan 2007
I bought the Joby Gorillapod for my husband for Christmas; he was thrilled and had never seen one before. It is an amazing 'bit of kit' and so flexible you can more or less attach it to anything. We've had hours of fun taking pictures of all the family; normally one of us gets left out, but now we can all be together in more family shots.

This is bound to become a design icon of the future and really "does what it says on the tin". And a real bonus is that it's small enough to put in you coat pocket and weighs about 2oz. Just fantastic, highly recommended.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does what you'd expect, no more promises. 7 Aug 2009
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Does what it says on the tin, but nothing spectacular really. It works.

One thing to be aware of though, the specifications on their website is somewhat optimistic. The weight they'd like to claim that this thing can bear is higher than what it can actually bear, but only by a little bit.

Don't get me wrong, it's pretty good though, I use a Panasonic SDR-S150 3CCD video recorder, and it supports that in most situations.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant - love it! 9 Nov 2007
Got this for my boyfriend's birthday earlier in the year and it has become an indispensible bit of kit on our hillwalking days. It lives in a little pocket of the rucksack and comes out at every summit - wraps round a rock no problem and so quick to set up. Lightweight, takes up hardly any space, cool, funky and fab. We recommend it to everyone - love it!!
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88 of 93 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps a bit too clever? 1 Feb 2010
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At first glance gorillapod tripods seem like a genius idea - and in truth it's a smart design, but not without problems.

The basic gorillapod concept is simple a tripod, but with bendy, segmented legs which grip independently. This allows the tripod to be formed into just about any shape the photographer desires, wrapped round objects such as posts, trees or benches, or just placed on a flat surface as you would any tripod.

Construction wise, the gorillapod is well built, and feels like it will last. It certainly feels better put together than a lot of cheap "mini" sized table tripods. The light plastic finish is, in my opinion, a mistake. It marks quickly and easily and makes the gorillapod look shabby very fast.

In use, it's a mixed bag. As a small tabletop tripod it certainly does the job as well as any small tabletop tripod. Lacking a ball head and relying on an articulated "neck" section means the camera mount itself has less flexibility in movement, although the fact you can shape the legs to just about any shape (that will balance!) makes up for this.

It can be tricky to use the camera in portrait orientation particularly (in some cases impossible) which could be a real problem for many. The stiffness of the articulated neck and mount also means you'll often shift the quick release plate on the bottom of the camera, rather than adjust the tripod itself.

Endless adjustment can also be a curse. Traditional tripods give you a solid, set starting point which you'll know will keep the camera close to "level" as long as the tripod is on a level surface. You'll not have this reassurance with the gorillapod which leaves it totally up to the photographer to try and level the camera mount.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Far too fiddly.
Used briefly with a Canon IXUS camera. First one broke within a few weeks. Joby sent me a replacement which subsequently broke after a few weeks.
Published 14 hours ago by Sir Pecan Gum
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little product!
Great little tripod that weighs next to nothing, takes up hardly any space and will grip to railings, branches, etc. Read more
Published 4 days ago by AmazonJunkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive design
I love the design. It is good for light cameras (not a big SLR although you can buy a stronger version). I love the lock and release part at the top to quickly take the camera off. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Mr. J. Adlington
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 10 days ago by debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars A great and useful product.
My brother brought this for me as a present and I was so impressed I brought another one for a present for someone else.
Published 1 month ago by CB
5.0 out of 5 stars A great animal
So useful in so many different situations. Wrap it around a table leg; a light fitting; a large stone - wherever! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Terence Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Very simple and very effective - great product
I wanted a simple tripod for mounting an Olympus digital camera and this is just the job. I like the fact that the legs can be adjusted to all angles as this has allowed me to set... Read more
Published 1 month ago by T Barthram
3.0 out of 5 stars flexi tripod
When I received the item it was not the Joby Gorillapod Original that I was expecting, I contacted the company and
they were very helpful. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. N. Leonard
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality
Initially I bought a cheap version of this tripod from eBay (around 5 it was). I was expecting less quality than this product, but not as little as it would break. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Krzysztof
4.0 out of 5 stars Good item but not strong enough to hold a gorilla
This item is very good for holding a camera and allowing you to take delayed shots of yourself but DO NOT attempt to use it to constrain a gorilla as you will most certainly end up... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. A. T. Brown
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